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Rita Gonzalez named BAFT-IFSA board chairperson
May 03, 2013

Washington, April 30th 2013 - BAFT-IFSA, an international financial services association, announced its newly elected board for the 2013-2014 year at the association’s Global Annual Meeting – The Americas. 

The 2013-2014 board will be chaired by Rita Gonzalez, managing director with HSBC USA. Gonzalez joined HSBC in 1986 and has undertaken a variety of assignments with the bank including serving as sector head of financial institutions, global trade development solutions, strategic alliances, and debt restructuring. Rita holds a B.S. in finance and an MBA in finance and international business, both from Seton Hall University, and a diploma in international banking and finance from New York University. She has been a leader of BAFT-IFSA and its predecessor organization, BAFT, for many years and previously served as vice-chair of the association.

“I’m honored to lead this important international organization during this vital time for the transaction banking industry,” said Gonzalez. “BAFT-IFSA plays a key role in enhancing industry transaction banking standards, supporting the international businesses of its members, and providing a voice for the transaction banking industry across the globe.”

Other board officers include:

· Vice Chair: James Peterson, Northern Trust
· Secretary/Treasurer: Kimberly Burdette, PNC

The newly elected members of the board are:

· John Ahearn, Citi
· David Cruikshank , BNY Mellon
· Peter Knodt, Deutsche Bank
· Chris Lewis, Wells Fargo
· Mike Quinn, JP Morgan
· Victor Sastri, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd.

Continuing directors include:

· Helen L. Arsenault, Comerica
· Tod Burwell, BAFT-IFSA
· Xu Chen, Bank of China
· Mark Garfield, Zions
· Alexandra Holcomb, Westpac
· Sara Joyce, Bank of Montreal
· Richard Neiman, PWC
· Vinnie Raniere, Lombard Risk Management
· Dan Scanlan, Standard Chartered
· Craig Schurr, First Merit
· Ian Toone, RBC
· Eszter Wijkman, SEB
· Jeremy Wilson Barclays
· Stephanie Wolf, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
· Andy Wright, RBS


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Categories: Transaction Banking
Keywords: Rita Gonzalez, BAFT-IFSA

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